belladonna leaf

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belladonna leaf

Powder from the dried leaf and flowering top of Atropa belladonna Linné or A. belladonna acuminata. An anticholinergic agent, it is used generally in tincture form though the dry extract in tablet form may be used.
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Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), a plant that is the source of various alkaloids, e.g. atropine, hyoscyamine, etc.

belladonna leaf
the dried leaves and fruiting tops of Atropa belladonna, used as an anticholinergic in the management of gastrointestinal disorders.
belladonna poisoning
a severe toxic condition due to overdosage of belladonna or accidental ingestion of large amounts of the drug. Signs include dryness of the mouth, thirst, dilated pupils, tachycardia, fever and stupor.
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